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Application for SEC’s Grant of Amnesty on or before April 30, 2023

Grant of Amnesty for Non-Filing and Late filing of the General Information Sheet (GIS) and Annual Financial Statement (AFS), and Non-Compliance with Memorandum Circular No. 28, S. 2020 SEC Memorandum Circular NO. 2, Series of 2023 was released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 16, 2023. It provides a set of rules […]

Risks of Penalty for not Disclosing the Company’s Beneficial Ownership under the SEC MC No. 15, Series of 2019

MC No. 15 s.2019 – Amendment of SEC Memorandum Circular No. 17, Series of 2018 on the Revision of the General Information Sheet (GIS) to include Beneficial Ownership Information (“2019 Revision of the GIS”) In preparing a General Information Sheet to be submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission, we should be truly mindful of […]

Lazada Riders as Employees Under the Four-Fold Test

When the status of the employment is in dispute, the employer bears the burden to prove that the person whose service it pays for is an independent contractor rather than a regular employee with or without fixed terms. This came from the decision penned by J. Leonen in the case of Ditiangkin, Molines, Juanio, Verde, […]

New and Revised PFRSs for Annual Periods beginning on or after January 01,2023

Amendments to Philippine Accounting Standards (PAS) I. Effective beginning on or after January 1, 2023 The following amendments to Philippine Accounting Standards (PAS) are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2023: Amendments to PAS 1, Presentation of Financial Statements and PFRS Practice Statement 2 Making Materiality Judgements—Disclosure of Accounting Policies Amendments […]

Further clarification of issues raised in transitory provisions for the VAT Zero-rate Incentives

VAT treatment for the local purchases of Registered Export Enterprises (REEs) and change of its status from VAT to Non-VAT The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 152-2022 on December 7, 2022, to further clarify some of the issues raised in previously issued Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 21-2021 as clarified […]

Significant Amendment to Glean from Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 3-2023

Policies and Guidelines on the Online Registration of Books of Accounts (BAs) On digitalizing its operations, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) alerted the taxpayers regarding RMC No.3-2023, amending Section 2 of RMC No.29-2019, which prescribes the policies and guidelines on the online registration of Book of Accounts (BAs).  All BAs shall be registered online […]

The Crux of R.A. 11934 or the SIM Registration Act

General Rules and Guidelines for Registration of SIMs The Republic Act 11934 or also known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act,” was signed into law on October 10, 2022, requiring end-users to register their new or existing SIM cards with their respective Public Telecommunications Entities (PTEs) within 180 days from the law’s […]

Heads up on new revisions from the Insurance Commission re: On-site Examination and Off-site Verification Rules and Procedures

In case you’re not yet familiar with the latest business and financial news, the Insurance Commission in charge of regulating insurance companies in the Philippines has recently issued substantial alterations that need the attention of its stakeholders.  Recently, the Commission issued a new set of rules and procedures called IC CL No. 2021-65, otherwise known […]

Boosting the Philippine Creative Industries

Republic Act 11904 or ‘The Philippine Creative Industries Development Act’ Republic Act (R.A.) 11904 or ‘The Philippine Creative Industries Development Act,’ which was passed into law on July 27, 2022, mandates the promotion and development of Philippine creative industries by protecting and strengthening the rights and capacities of creative firms, artists, artisans, creators, workers, indigenous […]

“Ask For Receipt” of existing taxpayers shall only be valid until June 30, 2023, due to Notice to Issue Invoice/Receipt (NIRI) per RMO 43-2022

The new BIR Notice to Issue Invoice/Receipt (NIRI) was introduced under Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 10-2019 which requires taxpayers to issue receipts/invoices for the sale of goods or services rendered. Now with the newly issued policies, procedures, and guidelines of BIR Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) 43-2022, “Ask For Receipt” shall only be valid until June […]